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Flag of Amsterdam*
country Netherlands
used by Amsterdam
current since 1975-02-05
created by
format 2:3
shape rectangular
also used as flag of a city
colours red, black, white
other characteristics flag has 3 horizontal stripes

flag includes 3 saltire cross(es)

Nederlands: Vlag van Amsterdam. The official city motto is Valor, Resolution, and Mercy. The three X's, saltires (St Andrew's crosses), are taken to represent these even though the X's are older than the motto. A popular tradition also links the X's to the three threats to the city: Water, Fire and Pestilence.
English: Flag of Amsterdam.
Deutsch: Flagge von Amsterdam.
Polski: Flaga Amsterdamu.
Plattdüütsch: Flagg vun Amsterdam.
Public domain This image has been released into the public domain by its author, reisio. This applies worldwide.

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   Coat of arms of a Dutch municipality    

This image depicts a coat of arms of a Dutch municipality or province. These coats of arms have been registered with the Hoge Raad van Adel , and are still being used in rubber stamps. Although forging of municipal/provincial rubber stamps is forbidden, every person is allowed to use the image of the arms. Actually 'using' it may be restricted. See memo MinBiZa (Dutch).

Fragment from the memo: The depiction of a municipal seal is allowed: the municipality holds no rights of creation of the seal. There is also no objection against the use of a municipal seal for localising objects that are traded or that are being advertised, just as long it is ensured that no impression of municipal involvement or responsibility is created. In view of Dutch legislation this image is regarded as being in the public domain, as are reproductions of this seal.

The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Amsterdam
  • User:TimShell
  • Varna
  • Amsterdam (municipality)
  • History of Amsterdam
  • Osdorp Posse
  • User:Elmo12456/Sandbox page/Flags of the world list
  • User:Wikipete
  • Gallery of flags with crosses
  • User:Dan1980
  • Gallery of city flags
  • Flag of Amsterdam